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Group tasks CSOs, media on tracking, curbing education sector corruption



The Executive Director, Human Development Initiatives (HDI), Olufunso Owasanoye has called on stakeholders in the education sector, including the media to help minimise corruption in the education sector.

She said this during a roundtable for the media and civil society organisations on Monitoring of the Utilisation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) Funds Project

She said: “It is a wonder that, despite UBE intervention, many schools are still in dire need of education infrastructures. Some have dilapidated structures, while others have no basic education infrastructures altogether.

“Today’s dialogue is mainly on your role as key partners to achieve the objective of ensuring judicious utilisation of the funds meant for UBE projects in Government Primary and Junior Secondary schools in Lagos State. This project involves both LGA and schools, given the fact that funds utilisation is spread round LGAs across the state. Monitoring of funds disbursement and utilisation is based on Lagos SUBEB Action Plan.”

Owasanoye called on all participants to advocate positive change in the area of implementation of the UBE projects.

“HDI supports and strengthens existing measures by local government and state on school services and project monitoring. HDI is also a strong advocate of Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance in Education all over Nigeria (TAGG),” she said.

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